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MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
memorial service for nelson mandela in south africa. we are starting with the economy. there have been solid job numbers and major revision for the gd approximate, and a strong end to the week on wall street. it has a bunch of experts predictioning that a steadily improving economy is on the horizon for the coming year. what would that mean politically? health care and obstruction are the clubs are choice for the two parties. they are beating each other up over both issues and both could be problems as well. the economy is the wild card right now. right now things are looking up. on friday we got word that they push the average jobs growth to 189,000 a month. not great, but not horrible. it's an improvement over 2012. unemployment is down to 7% down 18/10 of a point from this time last year and the lowest since november of 2008. we saw a big revision that was up 3.6% in the third quarter. that's a half percentage point better than 2012. there is a caveat. a good portion came from businesses building up inventory. they may end up stocking up so much, they don't need to buy as much. ther
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 2:00pm EST
and beyond. a step in the right direction for the u.s. economy, a new report reveals the job picture is rienthing and unmroement is falling. a severe wind and ice storm is moving east. hundreds of thousands are without power, and travel problems are building. ♪ >>> in south africa and around the world people are k looking at the legacy of nelson mandela. meanwhile funeral plans are ama and the first lady will be there to pay their respects. here are some of the details of what is to come. on tuesday decemb10th an official public memorial will be held in johannesberg. his body will lay in state for three days. the memorial's culminate with a state funeral. finally, mandela will be buried on sunday december 15th. >> reporter: tributes are being paid and prayers made for the icon. and now the world can officially say good-bye to nelsonela on december 10th which will be the official memorial service. and then for the following three days his remains will lay in state. but before then south africans will have a chance to remember the man who change lives forever. >> we have declared the
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
of people but he is also very hardheaded about things like the economy. when he got into office, they had been really sapped by sanctions for all these years and could have gone either way. look at zimbabwe next door. interesting because you mentioned the sanctions risk. there was a divide in this country about the sanctions. reagan was slow to act and there was a lot of pressure or members of the congressional black caucus and other circles as they have been noting tonight, lots of concerts in support of mr. mandela, lots of concerts in support of those who said that we should not have any dealings with south africa as long as apartheid was still in place. >> the people for sanctions were on the right side of history because it really did weaken the regime and probably brought them to the bargaining table much quicker. >> in your article, you noted south africa's economic and clinical aspects were intertwined. how so? how did he help to narrow that defined? had growth rates under 1% during the entire apartheid regime. from the time he was a like did until 2008 they were clipping along. t
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am EST
policy finally sorted out which is very positive for the world economy as well. there seems to be the argument -- they are talking that the normal , he ise of unemployment looking at that and going, we can fix that. we cannot better paid jobs, more jobs, we can change the dynamic through innovation and thinking about the problems that we face. how realistic is that? do with the unemployed men story on both sides of the atlantic? >> i am having lunch with larry today. i will carry on afterwards with him. if i could just revert to the ec1 investing enough. investing has been very poor. we are sitting on huge amounts of money. ins of people want to invest u.k. plc. the announcement earlier in the week, opening the doors to create higher-paying jobs. we are creating very poorly paid jobs. we have to create higher-paying jobs here in the u.k. and create real economic growth. the u.s. has a similar problem. wages haven't risen for over 20 years. we have been doing something's wrong. of investmentck in infrastructure and other areas. we have exported to much of our capital expendit
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 7:00pm EST
airline charge. second the is state of the economy. if the economy remains strong, more demand less supply fairs will go up. but, american and u.s. airs have been reported by the justice department to give up seven teen pair of slots at la guardia airport in new york. those slots will be divided up right now between southwest and virgin america. the national airport, the justice department wants to see those slots go to low fairs too. >> or is it simply because there are fewer airline that can say more for fees and that's that. >> they are as much of the aaron industry as wings are to an airplane. they are here, they are not going to go away, what we will see is a change in how airline sell them. american has offered different bundles. and obviously, if you are a more loyal customer, if you pay a business type of fair, or if you carry certain credit cards you may get exempted from those fees. >> henry heart of the industry, henry thank you for coming on, we appreciate it. >> sure. >> it took a merger to save american airlines, it took a government bail out to save general motors. today fou
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 2:00am EST
front. more companies are hiring and the economy shows signs of a rebound. >> hello, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm morgan radford, live in new york city. >> an american war veteran detained in north korea is on his way back to the united states. merrill newman departed beijing airport about 15 minutes ago, headed for his home in san francisco. he'd been held in north korea since late october. officials said they released newman on humanitarian grounds and for apologising for crimes committed during the korean war. he spoke to reporters before leaving beijing. >> i'm glad to be coming home. >> melissa chan has more. >> great news that merrill newman has been freed. you can well imagine how distraught his family has been. he's missed thanksgiving, but will be home in time for the holidays. we hear that merrill newman was part of a special unit called the white tigers. military intelligence stole secrets - we didn't know about the group until the 1990s. so from the north korean perspective they consider merrill newman, even though he's advanced in age, a serious enemy. from the n
PBS
Dec 6, 2013 7:30pm PST
. in washington, the week's other been on the economy, good news on the jobs front today, a healthcare website that and theinally working struggles that continue away capital.nation's starting with the jobs report, are we seeing the long-awaited recovery everyone is talking about or what, david? >> i think the economy is moving in the right direction, moving slowly but in the right direction. we've had two months with over 200,000 jobs added, the unemployment rate is as low as it's been in the last five years month wasring this across the economy -- manufacturing, construction, it's aate and local so good sign but it's important to remember there's still a lot of people out of work. than one third of the unemployed have been out of work for six months or more and hard time getting hired. gwen: that's one piece of today's news. week's newsof this is about the healthcare act. at the white house today, they are linking the good economic with the finally good news about the healthcare act. is there a connection between rebound in the economy and the healthcare act? >> the link is that this law all
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 6:30am PST
christiane amanpour and candy crowley. all at the same table. >>> the economy is climbing back. i'm christine romans. the economy is growing at the fastest pace since the beginning of 2012. driving growth? businesses. do they expect demand from consumers to surge and what happens if consumers are not buying? another critical sector to watch, housing. sales of new homes up 25% in october. the sharpest gain in 35 years. positive jobs numbers show the economy is healing. 203,000 jobs added in november. the u.s. on track now to create the most jobs since 2005. the jobless rate lowest in five years. stock market may have taken a breather, but it is a banner year for stocks. 25% of americans hold three quarters of all stocks. many americans are more concerned where the next meal is coming from than the 401(k). fast food workers striking against poverty wages. the economy, jobs, minimum wage. that is the president's agenda for the next three years. alex is the business director and chairman of the economic advisers. also with me is a former adviser to presidential candidate mitt romney.
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 7:00pm EST
it was added 203,000 jobs. so far the economy is up 2.1 million jobs and 2013 may be the best year for hiring sinc since 2005. the unemployment rate fell to 7%, and it's the lowest in five years. that's great news. number. i'm going to stand in front of it. focus on the number of jobs added every media. in this case it was 203,000. i do want you to pay attention to this number. 63%. the that's the labor force participation rate. that's above upward from october when that number had fallen to its lowest level in 45 years. that meant that people were falling out of the workforce because they couldn't find jobs or they had give up trying all together. this is the portion of peel available to work who are actually working. number suggestion that people are coming back to the workforce instead of leaving it. looking at how well job creation is keeping up with new workers who are entering the labor force. they're coming of age, graduating from school while providing opportunities for veteran workers who want to stay employed. this is not a trend as we see this happening consistently for months. eit
FOX Business
Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm EST
page headlines as we head into this hour. the economy grew at a much faster pace in the third quarter than previously estimated. commerce department said gdp surged at 3.3% annual rate. that is ahead of expecting of the 2.8% pace reported early. liz: there was surprise in weekly jobless claims data. number of people applying for first-time benefits unexpectedly dropped to 298,000 last week. david: atlanta fed president dennis lockhart said it is time for the federal reserve to think about tapering easy money policies. he did not indicate whether the fed would consider taper at its meeting later this month, that is about two weeks from now. liz: european president mario draghi says inflation will be below targets next two years. ecb is ready to boost the economy if necessary. holding interest rates steady. david: new york mayor-elect bill deblasio appointed former new york city police commissioner, william bratton. he served during the giuliani administration during the mid 1990s but he was fired. liz: ford unveiled the new version of eye coon nick mustang, it will go on sale at the 50
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 12:30pm EST
to our economic, to the way our economy functions, that is, with banks having the opportunity, banks and other financial institutions having the opportunities to criticize what the government is suggesting, but, also, to our political system because the public then will not get the kind of feedback about what the government is doing that they can only get from the regulatory, from the regulated industries. so that's, those are the two policy issues that come out of this very, very heavy settlement that the government exacted from jpmorgan chase. thank you. >> thank you, peter. i mentioned earlier that we had intended a fourth statement but we were not able to complete that in time given the weather conditions. we'll send it to you by email but he wants review part of it before that. >> it's a simple statement. we had technical difficultyings with a missing e copy. it is a comment on a letter by four resolution authorities in four different leading countries to isda, international wall dealer association. changing master agreements to facilitate bank resolution. when they realize if a
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 4:00am PST
. making sense of the new jobs numbers. has the economy turned the corner when it comes to the economy. >>> we'll hear from president bill clinton. >>> motor city master pieces. the latest on possibly selling artwork opened by detroit. could it pull the city it of bankruptcy, and should it? >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex wit witt". president obama surging congress to extend benefits for 1.3 million workers. they are set to expire just three days after christmas. >> if congress refuses to act it won't just hurt families already struggling. it will actually harm our economy. unemployment insurance is one of the most effective ways there is to boost our economy. when people have money to spend on basic necessities, that means more customers for our businesses and ultimately more jobs. >> the republicans are focusing on obama care. >> families who work hard and play by the rules deserve some basic choices, fairness and relief. that's why the house has passed legislation to delay the individual mandate for all americans and let you keep the plan you like. these p
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am EST
. considerable fiscal constraints. we're going to see environment -- it will allow for the underlying economy to look stronger. >> the bloomberg political analyst is with us -- sequestration in 2014 is different for him last year. >> they realize -- both sides realize they made a huge mistake. interesting point to me, we had a stock market high. we have housing rates out. we have more millionaires and billionaires. you have all of this data and then you have 75% of the country saying we are on the wrong track. >> will that look like going forward when you deal with the restructuring of fannie and freddie? will we see tightening standards and will that hurt the economy even more? >> i think that is one of the challenges. there are lasting scars. we will continue to see regulatory changes and adjustments. one of those is in the mortgage market. >> can i get a mortgage in 2014? doesn't change the radically that i cannot the mortgage? >> we could see some listening, but when we look back, it will look fundamentally different than what we had during the bubble. >> let's look at today's jobs report
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 1:00pm PST
can do the trick. it came in the face of an employment report that was uplifting. the economy cranking out 203,000 jobs last month and the jobless rate dropping to to 7%, lower tn anyone could remember in five years. it might not be a fluke because consumers are feeling it, too. back to why this is all so weird. normally investors sell off on good news like this because it would signal the federal reserve starts helping them out and starts tapering the 85 billion bucks a month it's been flowing their way to keep interest rates low. a lot more on weather stocks stay high, but first, to mother nature, anything but hot. because fox is on top of a massive ice storm not letting up. icy cold temperatures ripping across a huge part of the country today. the wind chill in montana, minus 46. not much better throughout the midwest, and this arctic blast is expected to stick around for a while. no matter where you live you're likely to be hit and we're all over it with casey stiegel on the mess that is getting messier. scott in arkansas, where things are not much better. joe, on why we could all
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 8:00am EST
they could be influenced. the official forecast is for 185,000 new jobs created by the economy, 180,000 of them private, but the whisper number on the street is stronger -- over 200,000. the number, we had a big surprise -- remember, we had a big surprise last month and everyone expected a disaster. the adp payrolls number came in over 200,000, and that surprised people. factor in revisions, and we could see 50,000 or 60,000 additional jobs added. bettingld have people on the fed starting to buy what buys in bonds.-- cars. rates on homes and the fed surprises by not tapering after the weak job report in september. talked back oner the table. >> doesn't the fed have a target for the unemployment rate? >> yes, and no. ring does notape -- tightening. then implement number does not mean as much because it was distorted by the government shutdown. it will come down, but it will not be a factor for the fed air it said officials have told me -- that. -- said. fed officials have told me it will not be dependent. fourth-quarter gdp is tracking much lower, around 1%. they want evidence we wil
CNN
Dec 8, 2013 6:00am PST
scalp. >>> after five years of stops and starts, the u.s. economy may be in a steady recovery. the unemployment rate is the lowest in five years. home sales and price rsz up. stocks are rising. gas prices are falling. not everyone is feeling it though. a new cnn poll shows that a quarter of the public believes things are getting better. nour ten say it's getting worse. joining me now kevin hasset, former economic adviser to m.i.t. romney and annie lowry and mark zandy, chief communist from moodies an lit ikz. thank you all for joining us. so is this real? the worst has happened? and we're on the road to recovery? yes? >> yes. i think that we're clearly in a strong recovery now. if you look at the inflection and data over the last couple months, it's really the best couple of months i've seen since the great recession began. consumer confidence is soaring. auto sales jumped up to 16.4 mill dwron above the 16 million which is like the 98.6 for the economy. everything is looking good. it's that rare moment where we seem to be right on the verge of a recovery. >> wow. could someth
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
casey thank you. ♪ >>> some encouraging news for jobs and the economy today, patricia sabga has the details of the much better than expected november employment reports. >> reporter: for the second straight month the u.s. job market showed signs of improve. the economy added 203,000 jobs in november lowering the unemployment rate to 7%. labor secretary says the numbers indicate the economic recovery is gaining strength. >> we have now had 45 consecutive months of private sector job growth to the tune of 8 million plus jobs. roorp while the numbers are encouraging, analysts say we still have a long way to go? >> to get to full employment we estimate the economy is going to have to create between 200 and 225,000 jobs per month for the next couple of years. >> reporter: but that may be difficult to achieve. the recovery is still on shaky ground with small businesses sees a slowdown in sales for the year. that is significant, because those businesses create about two-thirds of new jobs. ly hard hit has been the retail sector. despite slashing prices and opening their doors thanksgiv
KICU
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am PST
low wages-- the economy is growing... the gdp number out yesterday came in at 3.6%. that is strongest economic growth in 1 and half years. the number was revised up from an earlier estimate of 2.8%. what's troubling to wealth manager juli niemann is that consumer spending grew just 1.4% "the economy is not really rocketing upward, it's slogging upward. so it's just not as wildly good news as it looks like it would be on first blush here." the real driver of the economic growth is coming from the businesses building up inventories. some fear that however, could be a negative factor going into the final quarter of the year. tech and start ups as the area adding strength. "i look at now where the dow jones is, but where nasdaq is. if nasdaq is at 4,000, we've got a pretty strong economy, at least in the tech sector. if goes to 2500, then we're in real trouble." that was howard anderson-- senior lecturer at the mit sloan school of managmement the gdp report also points to a smaller drop in government spending... that suggests the across the board budget cuts are having less of an effect-
CNBC
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
it was all about. south africa had the economy, has the economy that is the greatest economic engine on the african continent and nelson n mandela did not dismantle that economy, he did not force the kind of redistribution of wealth at a pace in which his supporters wanted it to happen, he said now it's time for us to build, not to function as a revolution anymore. >> thanks, john harwood. we appreciate it. now, we are joined on the phone by robert johnson, who is a cnbc contributor, founder of the rlj and former chairman of b.e.t., old friend of mine. robert, you met nelson mandela many times, okay. how many times did you meet him, what are your thoughts tonight as he passes away? >> yeah, i had the great and humbling pleasure of meeting president mandela on a number of occasions, first with the former commerce secretary, late ron brown, and then i also accompanied president clinton on his historic trip to sub-saharan africa and of course when president mandela came to the united states seeking to raise funds to continue to fight apartheid and support his charities. the one thing,
CNBC
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am EST
:30 eastern time. a dow jones survey finds that the economy probably added 180,000 jobs last month. the unemployment rate is seen slipping 7.2%. we'll talk more about market expectations in just a few minutes, but we begin this morning with our top story. nelson mandela spent 27 years in prison, led his country to democracy and became its first black president. he died at home yesterday at the age of 95. chris takes a look at mandela's life and legacy. >> history books will remember nelson mandela as one of the world' most prominent crusaders for black rights, the son of an african tribal chief, nelson mandela gave up a comfortable life and his hereditary lights to be a tribal leader to become a political activist in the fight against apartheid. the system of white rule over the majority black population. >> to feel that it is for us to continue talking nonviolence and peace. >> he was jailed for organizing demonstrations as well as treason and sabotage. he spent 27 years behind bars, but his jailing fueled the fires of freedom. his plight became an international symbol of oppressi
CNBC
Dec 6, 2013 7:00pm EST
, but no one predicted the markets would react this week. there was worries that an improving economy would lead the fed to taper early, burr the stock market rallies big and the bond market barely moves. cyclical sectors were strong and even the interest rate sensitive groups had a good day. we closed at the highs. but what about the taper fears? remember bond yields had moved up from 2.5% at the end of october to about 2.9% today. most traders haven't changed their position, that tapering is unlikely to start before january at the earliest and it will be gentle when it starts. finally, janet yellen will believe to enforce that tapering is not tapering, like changing the unemployment threshold they have been talking about. larry, back to you. >>> all right, many thanks to bob pisani. now, it looks like more and more like obama care is failing so badly that a bailout is already in the works for the nation's biggest health insurance companies. and that's because of what many are calling the perfect storm. not enough young people enrolling, too many older and sicker people signing up, also th
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
in the economy a jump in construction and manufacturing jobs helped bring the unemployment rate down to 5%. the economy gained 200,000 new positions last month. >>> in mexico startling new developments about a cargo of stolen radioactive material. they havthey have arrested two . they are being treated for raid radiation poisoning. poisoning. ♪ ♪ >>> as the word continues to mourn the loss of nelson mandela, stories are emerging of how america was crucial in the fight against racial segregation. consider this what was america's role in helping break the power of apartheid ove overseas the secretary for african a affairs will join us. >>> new york's mayor elects one of the biggest supporters to head the nypd. >>> a new wave of violence hit bebengazi. >> what would it be like to live on a floating ship in the middle of the ocean. >>> welcome to "consider this". we begin with the celebration of the life and legacy of nelson mandemandela. a ten-day mourning period began in south africa where mandela ercheddeendended the wave of ap. >>> mamandela's fellow lauret sd the sun will rise tomor
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
to the economy an-for-a change so many good news. the november's job's report shows the unemployment rate fell to an all time low. the u.s. economy gained moore jomorejobs than expected. and the gains are wide spread in low and high conditions. it's i something that is key to today's economic news. >> i always kind a reason to find i this report shea shairky. the unemployment rate is down and we have created 200,000 jobs every month but a quarter of the jobs were higher payin paying j6 an hour or more. that is what wei we are concernd about. 1:5 is still low paying. that is part 69 problem. >> of the problem. it's not gang busters and teabs noit'snot a raw numbers thing. sgenerally speaking the qawl quy of jobs is higher. >> at first glance it would appear it's a big deal, but is it? world gets ou obsessed with the unemployment rate. >> i couldn't care less. that number measures a group of people in a changing group of larkehearingerlarger people. i do don't care about that number. more than 150,000 joan because that is the number of more people that come into the work force every month than
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 10:00am PST
blitzer in washington. big news for the u.s. economy today. hiring is up. unemployment is down. the jobs numbers for november were released this morning and they're much stronger than many analysts had been expecting. take a look. the economy added 203,000 jobs last month. that's 20,000 more than many of those economists had predicted. another surprise, the unemployment rate fell to 7% from the 7.3% a month earlier. that happens to be a five-year local and a real sign the economic recovery may be gaining some momentum. our christine romans is in new york watching all of these numbers for us. how significant are they, christine? >> it's significant, wolf. now you've got a trend in place for the year, you've got more than 2 million jobs on track to be created the best since 2005. it has been pretty in israble since the recession and the bubble burst and to say you're going to have jobs growth, on track for jobs growth, the best since 2005 is significant. you want it see these numbers, 200,000 a month and more and want to see it continue. the unemployment rate going down to 7%, wolf, the wh
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 10:00am PST
and the economy. the data now raising concerns over what can still be accomplished in his next few years as president. joining us now is our political panel angela mcgrewen, fox knew political analyst, and ronow molono. the president used to enjoy euphoric ratings. now his approval rating is abysmal on all kinds of issues. so ways happening overall? why is this happening? what kind of take do you look at this -- what prism do you look at this through, angela? >> the bottom line is this. are you better off today than you were four years ago? most americans that elected this president yet again, now they're having buyers remorse, because most americans are not better off. if you look at the unemployment rate at 7% but for the black community, last check, it was 13%. the hispanic community has not lowered that much and for women and young adults, if you have a college degree, kelly, most people don't have a job today, so people are looking at this situation and though the president is a great orator, a great politician, motivational speeches do not make a more prosperous america. >> when yo
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 2:00am EST
economy. a $1 trillion to the global economy. >> welcome to "countdown." i am mark barton. >> i am anna edwards. is a bloomberg news exclusive. shinzo abe says there are no and to abenomics. he talks about how japanese companies can stay competitive under his policies. regarding the corporate tax starting next fiscal year, we decided to reduce by 2.4% and we will be moving forward with reviews and studies on how corporate tax should be in order for japanese companies to stay competitive. thee will have a more from exclusive interview throughout the program. >> ukraine. protesters have flooded the streets of the capital among speculation that the president is going to sign up to a russian trade bloc. david tweed is there. angela merkel must be keeping a close eye on that. >> i want to give you an idea on how much of the german media and political establishment -- i want to show the right side the newspaper. this is the picture on the front and is also on the front of several other national newspapers that the statue of lenin was toppled late last night. and then decapitated. this is a bi
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm PST
's policies that they're killing the economy. the economy isn't dying at all. in fact, there are more and more signs it's thriving under the president's leadership. according to the new monthly jobs report out today, the economy added more than 200,000 jobs in november. and the unemployment rate is down to 7%, lowest level in five years. the president's enemies responded to the news the only way they know how by attacking the affordable care act. well, here's only a sampling of their reactions to the good jobs news. keep in mind, these are statements supposedly about the jobs report. speaker boehner said, we need to protect all americans from the fundamentally flawed health care bill. eric cantor had this to say. quote, stop obama care from reducing hours and eliminating jobs. peter roscom of illinois said we continue to see the lost coverage, cost spikes on the strain of the president's health care law. then there's this sugar plum from tom price of georgia who dug up the old refrain that millions of americans are going to see their policies canceled. it seems no matter what the news, it's li
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 3:00pm EST
and for monday. 203,000 jobs being added to the economy. exciting to see. great news. >> 7% unemployment. >> yes, americans back to work. forcee labor participation went up meaning more people are being counted. that's been a big concern, that just falling off. >> all reason to cheer. and market likes it. >> market loves it. they mightd think get nervous because it might mean tapered sooner rather than december.n as soon as >> right. >> nonetheless, higher. >> good news is good news. let's go to the big picture. will show you the three charts you've got to see. the dow industrial up 183 points. up 1.2%. we were up about 193 points a few minutes ago. slightly off the highs but still vague very good day. thewe're making up for ground we lost in the preceding five days. will this is curious. spike up early this morning up to 2.93 and back were.re we you're wondering whether the taper is priced in. >> could be. >> yup. at about -- >> good is good. >> means good is good. i like it. story., by the way, same it's call it flat. it's only up 29 cents. oil is up 6% in one week. begin to think maybe this t
FOX Business
Dec 9, 2013 11:00am EST
the economy so far had not been strong enough to make its time to taper, but now that has changed? >> the economy is certainly doing better. the lead indicators, manufacturing, some of the retail numbers have certainly improved since we last talked. employment numbers are eight bit better. still not great, but it is better. the lagging one is the inflation. i think things have improved enough that maybe the injured forward enough. i suspect a very legitimate debate to move at the december meeting. so it is coming in the next few months. connell: let me go back there one more time. you talk about the fact valuations in several areas were stretched now here we are 16,035 or thereabouts). now the economy is picking up, the market still above 16,000 the pullback with friday's big again. what about the valuations as you see them today? >> they were the triple digit nasdaq companies, some of which are still fairly expensive. the market overall i don't think you can power the table and say it is cheap anymore, but it is not expensive relative to my other choices. so dependent on the u.s.
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm EST
to the latest news of the day. jobs and the economy, we have the details. patricia, good to see you. this is a much better than expected jobs report. >> it was tin deed much better. but the numbers were encouraging, and there was reason to be cautious. >> reporter: the economy shows signs of improvement. lowering the unemployment rate to 7%. there was a healthy bump in higher paying manufacturing and construction. the numbers indicate the economic recover is gaining strength. >> we've had 45 consecutive months. >> while encouraging, there is still a long way to go. >> the economy will have to create between 200,000 to 225,000 jobs per month for the next couple of years. >> reporter: that may be difficult to achieve. the recovery is still on shaky ground with small businesses seeing a slow down for the year. that's significant because those businesses create two-thirds of new jobs. particularly hard hit has been the retail sector. despite slashing prices and opening their doors thanksgiving day retailers posted disappointing sales in november. >> you have a vicious circle if úpeople
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 3:00pm PST
blanket over our economy. >> premiums are going up, jobs are being lost. >> we're losing jobs because of obama care. we're losing a lot of jobs because of obama care. >> whoops. turns out they're wrong. really, really wrong. today we learned the economy added 203,000 jobs in november. that means 403,000 jobs since the health care exchanges opened in october. the unemployment rate is now down to 7%. that's the lowest in five years. when the bush recession was ravaging the economy, that's why today's news is so important. five years ago, this country was on the brink of financial ruin. between december 2007 and december 2008, economic growth dropped by $143 million. key stocks fell 33%. and the private sector shed 3.7 million jobs. at the end of the bush years, the private sector was losing jobs month after month. lending and leading to fears of depression. but there wasn't a depression. in fact, president obama's stimulus helped jump start a recovery. we've now had 45 straight months of private sector growth. a remarkable turnaround. republicans were wrong about deregulation about pres
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 11:00am PST
point for the economy. 203,000 jobs created last month. but as low-wage workers take to the streets it looking more like one america with two economies. i'm christine romans. this is "your money." america on track to create nearby 2.3 million jobs this year. but the quality of those jobs could spark the beginning of a 21st century labor movement. fast food workers protesting in 100 cities across the country this week. they're calling for a living wage, $15 an hour. they are not alone in their call for better pay. >> we know there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants and retail salespeople who work their tails off and are still living at or barely above poverty. >> the president has called for raising the minimum wage to $9 an hour. he also supports a bill in congress to raise it to $10.10 but fast foods workers say $15 an hour the living wage they need. the question, a living wage, who pies? could raising the minimum wage ultimately hurt the very worker rs it's meant to help? it's all in the eye of the beholder. first, look through the low wage workers eyes
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 1:00pm EST
economy. >>> in the philippines the recovery effort is still plainfully slow almost a month after typhoon haiyan hit. but there is a movement to get the local economy moving again. >> reporter: there's very, very little left on the store like at tacloban, this man knows that too well. he is a fisherman, or rather he was, given that his boat now sits a couple of kilometers inland. >> translator: before i was earning about 300 pesos a day from the catch. but now i don't earn anything because what i catch is what we eat because i don't have boat. >> reporter: his story is replicated thousands of times across tacloban. so the challenge after the emergency aid phase is to get people working and let the local economy take over again. every street in tacloban is an absolute mess and they need cleaning up, which means you have ready made jobs, which is why you have up to 20,000 people lining up to take part. >> even if they are cleaning their house, we give -- we pay them. our point is that if every one of them are cleaning up tacloban, we can revive it, and then they are able to buy things. if y
CNBC
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am EST
of what is expected to be a weaker payroll number in the u.s. economy. >>> germany's central bank raises its 2014 growth target for europe's largest economy as evidence shows demand from within the eurozone is finally picking up. >>> deutsche bank is to close its commodity business mainly in london and new york. display you're watching "worldwide exchange," bringing you business news from around the globe. >> a former south african president nelson mandela passed away last night at the age of 95. world leaders have been sending message messages of mourning for the leader. >> he is now resting. he is now at peace. our nation has lost its greatest son our people have lost a father. >> for now, let us pause and give thanks to the fact that nelson mandela lived, a man who took history in his hands and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice. >> nelson mandela was not just a hero of our time, but a hero of all time. the first president of a free south africa, a man who suffered so much for freedom and justice, and a man who through his dignity and through his triumph inspired milli
CNBC
Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm EST
in this economy? >> it does. you can see the headline number was stronger than many of us had expected. even as far as mcquarry goes as well. a lot of that was an inventory buildup. that's really great for the third quarter. that puts in some head winds for the fourth quarter. mcquarry believes you could have fourth quarter gdp as low as .8%. much lower than consensus. so, i mean, it's good for third quarter. not so good for fourth quarter. that doesn't bode well going into the end of the year. >> sam stovall, we've now that three days, potentially four days of losses to start off the month. extremely rare at least in recent history. i think this is the first time since june 2011 we've seen such a stretch. is that the kind of information people should trade off, though, or is it just statistical noise? >> i think it's noise right now. really it's only four days. the thought is they're doing this in advance of tomorrow's employment data with the worry being that the fed will likely start their tapering program this month rather than wait until march. our expectation has been that they would d
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 1:00pm PST
bell rang just seconds ago on wall street as a new jobs report exceeded expectations, has the economy finally, finally taken off? >>> and the world lead. former president jimmy carter joins us to eulogize nelson mandela, the south african freedom fighter has been canonized for his accomplishments. did you realize the u.s. had him on a terrorist watch list until 2008? >>> good afternoon. welcome to "the lead." we begin with the national lead. it's like most of the country is living inside a flu medicine commercial right now. brutally cold weather has descended upon most of the nation, bringing a deadly ice storm sweeping from texas to new york. nearly 2,000 flights have been canceled, many of them going to or from the dallas-ft. worth airport. it's colder in dallas right now than it is in anchorage, alaska. authorities fear that no amount of shoveling or salting will make the streets safe enough for the dallas marathon or holiday parades so officials decided to cancel both of those events this weekend. at least four deaths are blamed on this massive storm. two of them in oklahoma, wher
PBS
Dec 6, 2013 3:00pm PST
the jobs front about a divide in the u.s. economy: the labor market seems to be getting stronger once again. yet for many on the lower end of the income ladder, the big gap in wages is sparking a budding movement. we begin with economics correspondent paul solman on the unemployment rate's drop to a five-year low, even as many jobless americans face more difficult times ahead. the story is part of paul's coverage on making sense of financial news. >> reporter: the latest snapshot of the nation's jobs situation-- showing 203,000 positions added in november, and a jobless rate of 7% was even rosier than anticipated. we asked northeastern university economist barry bluestone what he made of the numbers. >> on balance this was a good report today. over 200,000 people are back to work. we've brought the unemployment rate down from 7.3% to 7%. that's all good news. of course many of those were federal employees coming back to work after furlough, but we had some good news about manufacturing employment, construction employment, pretty much across the board. so in general this is good news plus o
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 10:00am EST
and keep him in peace. >> the labor department released the november jobs numbers showing the economy added 200- 3000 jobs last month and dropping the unemployment rate year 7.3% to 70%, a five- low. the economy has generated just over 200,000 jobs from august to november, up from 159,000 per month between april and electorate -- and electorate reaction coming from capitol hill. house speaker john beat -- house speaker john boehner release a statement -- today's report includes positive sign that mored discourage calls for emergency government stimulus third and said, what our economy needs is more progrowth solutions that get government out of the way. we will bring you live remarks from kentucky senator rand paul speaking at the detroit economic club at 12:35 eastern right here on c-span feared also life during the 12:00 our on c-span2, discussion on hospital admission policies for medicare patients and how that impacts out-of- pocket expenses at 12:15 eastern. also at 12:15 on c-span3, for presidentialan candidate john huntsman and evan bayh will speak about politics. they are cochairs o
FOX Business
Dec 6, 2013 1:00pm EST
? >> very much like peter said, many want more evidence the economy is indeed strong enough that they feel comfortable to pull back a bit because the last thing they want to do is pull back and have to reverse course. they stop asset purchases twice before only to come back in again. they don't want that to happen. december is a tough time to start tapering. a lot of people are on vacation, the market is very thin. the last thing they would want to do is potentially make a move leading to an exaggerated reaction in the bond market because again you have this. it will be a 2014 story. cheryladam: why not the january meeting? is that too soon? speak a lot of people have turned their forecast focus to . you don't have it press conference afterwards. you can always announce the decision to start doing press conferences after every meeting and that would put january into play. between the leadership transition, the fact they will not be doing new forecasts. we are looking for a very weak fourth-quarter gdp number. could only be half to 1%. adam: let me play devil's advocate. gdp in the last qua
FOX News
Dec 8, 2013 11:00am PST
into the nation's economy when you divided it out, it was about $400,000 per child. the problem with a government stimulus is you pick the winners and loser rs. with this stimulus i'm talking about, a free market stimulus, you simply leave the money in the hands of those who have earned it, so the customers have pickeded out the successful people. those people get more money. like i met a young man, young african man who has his own restaurant. his first question is do you have any tax breaks for me for my business. that's what what would do. help people in business and trying. >> but i don't have to tell you senator, republicans have a steep hill to climb in inner city neighborhoods. in detroit in november, 97% of detroit voters supported president obama. 2% voted for rom thi. the black unemployment rate nationally is still 12.5% and right now, president obama is calling out the gop for what he says is your party to extend long-term unemployment benefits. take a look at what he says. >> for decades, congress has voted to offer relief to job seekers, including when the unemployment rate is lower
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
? >> describe the state of how you see the south african economy and the relationship between the united states and this current south african government. >> it's a dynamic moment in the relationship, chuck. you know that the fastest growing economies on the globe are in africa. south africa is the economy that has been stagnant over the course of the last few years following the recession that all of us are struggling to recover from. i will tell you that over 600 american countries on the ground here in south africa are bullish and optimistic about the future here spent a lot of time talking to both investors and young people who were entering the job market here and they are optimistic about the opportunities, but they know there real challenges particularly around education to make certain there is a sustainable economy and the shared prosperity this this country. >> one of the things i want to do with you, you were talking with andrea off camera and i am glad you brought up the cold war point. history and a reminder of what that -- how frankly we were behind the times as a government when
NBC
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
the local economy a boost in the process. >> there are a lot of other satellite businesses that depend on us growing, too, so this project, you know, there were several hundred people that, you know, went to work bringing the electrical, the construction, all those other pieces here to support our efforts to satisfy our customers. >> reporter: among those other businesses, barry swenson builders, busting out of the construction slump with more tech industry-fueled south bay real estate projects than they've seen in years. >> absolutely. and actually a little by concerned about what we're going to do come late spring. >> reporter: because? >> because we have so much volume at this point, and just want to make sure that we have the right people in the right places to make sure those jobs get done correctly. >> reporter: the busier they are in here, the busier they'll be out here. >> we think it hopefully will continue into the next couple years. >> reporter: gradually building up the local economy. now, the jobless rate for the entire country came in today at 7.0%. the lowest rate we've seen i
FOX
Dec 8, 2013 6:00am PST
's economy. when you divided it out it was about $400,000 per job. the problem with a government stimulus is you pick the winners and losers. with this stimulus that i'm talking about, a free market stimulus, you simply leave the money in the hands of those who earned it. so the customers have actually picked out the successful people, the ones they choose to buy products from. those people get more money. like i met a young man, young african-american man who has his own restaurant. his first question is, do you have any tax breaks for me for my business? that's what this would do. it would help people who are already in business and trying. >> i don't have to tell you, senator, that republicans have a steep hill to climb in inner city neighborhoods. in the city of detroit in november, 97% of detroit voters supported president obama. 2% voted for romney. the black unemployment rate nationally is still 12.5%. and right now president obama is calling out the gop for what he says is your party's refusal to extend long-term unemployment benefits. take a look at what he said this week. >> for
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm EST
that it is working. more power to them. this is a capitalistic economy. and people have every right to demand a better wage, and earn a living. and be able to spend time with their families and on things they want to spend it on. >> ryan -- >> investing or -- >> i know we featured your restaurant your chain a few months ago, good to talk to you on al jazeera america, we appreciate your time. brian parker is the co founder of moo cluck moo. in other news now, secretary of state john kerry, made the rounds in the middle east today. he met with israeli is middle east leaders. he also tried to ease concerns to curb the nuclear program. >> let's talk to nick and he is in jerusalem for us, nick, good to see you again. there has been some reaction from the palestinians on this. >> . >> they do not want anything. i think the reason she has emphasissed israeli security. they want to talk about their state, and how lit be a viable continuous state. and the problem is that he is trying to do both at once, and he is clearly angry both sides at the same type. >> all right. nick and what's left? how much m
PBS
Dec 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
in germany the country's central bank has forecast even brighter days ahead for europe's biggest economy despite losing steam in the third quarter the bushes and has raised its projection german economy to grow as much as half a percent this year. in twenty fourteen it sees one point seven percent growth and that could rise to two percent in twenty fifty what is on president pointed to the country's low unemployment rates increased hiring and study. find out all the years went down on the markets returned to our reporter because i was. it stopped an optimistic outlook for the german economy from the united states is well positive data came in which shows that the recovery of the economy there is stronger than anticipated. contrary to the tenancy all week the market did not take this as an opportunity to be concerned about the potential he only on phasing out of the monetary stimulus by the center backs. nope the dax is up again and with it. the hopeful of the year end rally is back again which is the hope that stock prices hero will be rising with the end of the year. i am trying to say
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